One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person considered racially or socially inferior.
- ‘They saw the extermination of Jews and other Untermenschen as an awful, but necessary, task on the road to a better world.’
- ‘Her specialty was forging identification cards to assist in smuggling Jews and other Untermenschen out of the Netherlands.’
- ‘He knew it to be a gamble, and it is significant that the ‘final Solution’, the systematic extermination of the Untermenschen, was not implemented until he had made this highest-of-stakes throw of the dice.’
- ‘The camp provided the Germans tautological proof of the necessity of imprisoning Untermenschen: the disgusting state of the Haftlinge of Auschwitz demonstrated their inferiority and justified their murder.’
- ‘The Germans still regard Italians as Untermenschen, fit to run a neighborhood pizzeria, but not to have an equal say in the future of Europe.’
German, literally ‘underperson’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.